They've got 37 rooms each uniquely decorated by local designers. If you want a true Canadian experience, opt for the Canadiana Room, where you'll appreciate details such as the maple leaf motif in the dresser drawers and Canadian authored books in the bookshelf unit.
We found the bed quite comfy. In the closet you'll find real hangers and in the bathroom you'll find nice handmade soaps from nearby Prince Edward County. There's a corkscrew provided in the room, but no wine glasses (just regular glasses). There's a flatscreen TV for your viewing pleasure. And earplugs are provided. This comes in handy, considering several rooms overlook the often noisy-until-the-wee-hours, bustling Queen Street West.
There's a charming, old elevator that can take you up to the fourth floor, but you may get impatient waiting for it and opt for the stairs.
Friendly and helpful concierge. Check-in at 3 p.m. Check-out at noon. $10 parking fee at the nearby grocery store just north of the hotel seems like an afterthought. They offer free wireless internet, but no available outlet for plugging in laptop. I had to unplug the TV to make an outlet available. There was a big dirty streak on the wall under one of the paintings in the room. The shower was not hot enough at full heat when I showered late in the morning before checking out.
Don't expect much in the way of an intimate dining experience in The Ballroom Cafe. Service is attentive, but the dining room itself has more of a bustling bar kind of feel. The food, with a focus on local, fair trade and organic ingredients, is scrumptious.
Who stays here? Locals who get drunk and hook up after singing karaoke at The Melody Bar; hipster out-of-towners wanting to look the part of the Queen Street West arts scene; and celebrities who want to remain anonymous. "We treat celebrities like regular people and we treat regular people like celebrities."
'90s just called; and they want you to get off the internet cause the Dial-up...but no seriously head to Gladstone Hotel for On Wax, a night filled with 90's Hip Hop, RnB and Dance Music played on crates of Vinyl and many more surprises!
Music provided by the kids on the ave, The FRANDISCOS + BEN CHINSTA + More!
Curated by: Just John
$7 if ...
Do your summertime Sunday justice with a stroll down Queen West to the Gladstone Hotel for the Last Days of Summer Flea Market. Shop original gifts created and crafted by local makers! Sip on one of our scrumptious Signature 6 Cocktails while perusing Toronto’s finest artisans, collectors, and designers before coming across your one of a kind market find.
Admission is FREE. Vendor Line Up Comi...
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FLOWER POUNDING: A Paper Craft Workshop by Inter-disiciplinary Artist Zoë Alexis-Abrams
Celebrate the height of summer by learning how to preserve vibrant dyes on paper! Zoë will lead a 2-hour workshop to guide students through the process of burnishing petal arrangements in order to best draw out their colour. Students can bring their own foraged flowers, or pick throu...
*The event is 19+ because there will be alcohol on the premises*
Shut Up, Nobody Cares is a live storytelling show hosted by Anne and Paula.
Two best friends from one of the many Ontario suburbs who love telling stories and want to share the stage with others that:
1) Like to talk, and 2) Like to make things.
At our first show (EVER) you’ll experience more than just a stage, a person, and a mic...
It's Baby Boomers vs. Gen X/Y! What was the true golden era of Hip Hop? That's for you to decide. Dance battle it out at our Old School vs. New School Video Dance Party featuring the one and only DJ Caff.
We've got P Diddy going head to head with Drake. Tupac vs. Kendrick Lamar, Biggie vs. Chance, Lil' Kim vs. Nicki Minaj, MC Hammer Vs. DJ Khaled and so much more.
Dress code: sn...
Our next Harvest Table Dinner will feature guest Chef Kristin Donovan from Hooked. Together with the Gladstone's Chef de Cuisine, Rudy Boquila and Sous Chef Anne Novo, the chefs and local food advocates will be incorporating seasonal produce picked just the day before from Chick-a-biddy Acres C.S.A. and other Ontario producer partners to prepare a sumptuous seafood feast!
ABOUT KRISTIN DONO...
Our exceptional staff is part of what makes the Gladstone such an extraodinary place! Our staff talent show which happens in conjunction with Please and Thank-You, our Staff Art show, is a chance for us to showcase the myriad of skills we have on site.
Prepare to be amazed by the prowess of talents and tricks of the Gladstone family.
This event is FREE and open to the public!
Good Kids Present:
TURN BACK TIME: AN 80s PRIDE VIDEO DANCE PARTY
The Gladstone Hotel
$10 adv / $15 at door / 19
Dj Caff is gonna work you out to Michael Jackson, Queen, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Culture Club, Wham!, Run DMC and Madonna!
The Iron Throne is still up for grabs so gather your allies and don your finest furs because winter has come to the Dragonstone Hotel this Halloween.
All Seven kingdoms are invited to West Queen Westeros for an epic final reunion. So whether youre a Stark or Lannister or belong to some other house, or if youre real shady like the Red Queen or Little Finger, our guards will still let you in....